The Supreme Court Was Wrong to Rule That Texas Could Reject a Confederate Flag License Plate

Earlier today, in a weird 5-4 decision that had Justice Clarence Thomas siding with the four liberals, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas had the right to reject a specialty license plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans with a Confederate flag on it:



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New Research on the Science vs. Religion Debate Looks at the Effectiveness of Different Science Popularizers

In a new study appearing in the journal Public Understandings of Science, Rice University’s Elaine Howard Ecklund and West Virginia University’s Christopher P. Scheitle wanted to find out the effect different “science popularizers” had on the question of whether science and religion were compatible. So they went right to the extremes, using Richard Dawkins (an [Read More…]

Bryan Fischer Blames Charleston Shootings on Gun Ban in Houses of Worship

Christian blowhard Bryan Fischer, host of an American Family Association-supported radio show, took to Twitter to explain the real problem that led to nine deaths in a South Carolina church last night:



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Southern Baptist Leader Admits Pastors Won’t Be Punished if They Refuse to Officiate Gay Weddings

It was only yesterday when I posted about Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd telling an audience that if same-sex marriage is legalized, he will refuse to perform any gay ceremonies. (Not that anyone was asking him to in the first place.) His declaration received a huge round of applause from people who appreciated his firm stand on the issue.

So I have to give credit to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler, Jr. for admitting that pastors need to stop complaining that they’ll somehow be forced to perform gay marriages against their will. It’s just not gonna happen.



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Pope Francis, True to Form, Argues Against Abortion and Birth Control in New Environmental Encyclical

Today, Pope Francis released Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, his encyclical on climate change. While the Pope deserves credit for using his massive pulpit to draw attention to the science behind climate change and human contribution to the problem, that didn’t stop him from ignoring the scientific consensus when it suited his needs:



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